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Graduate Program

Graduate Director | Carolyn Henne

Florida State University MFA in STUDIO ART

The Florida State University Master of Fine Arts is an interdisciplinary program with a strong focus on research and practice. We offer outstanding, dedicated faculty and a rigorous curriculum. Our primary concern is contemporary art and the practice, history, and theories that inform it. The MFA in STUDIO ART Degree is a three-year residency program.

  • Three-year media-fluid interdisciplinary studio program
  • Full tuition waivers and assistantships available
  • Scholarship opportunities that include awards of up to $30,000
  • Grad student studios
  • Extensive facilities with dedicated workshops for MFA students
  • Study trips to New York, Miami, Atlanta, and New Orleans
  • Exhibitions in the student-run MFA gallery, local spaces, and the FSU Museum of Fine Arts
  • Visiting artist and scholar program

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Featured artwork by Celeste Ivory

The MFA in STUDIO ART funding overview

  • Graduate students are eligible to receive full tuition waivers based on merit
  • Graduate students are eligible to receive Graduate Teaching or Technical Assistantships based on merit
  • Graduate students are eligible to receive a subsidy toward the university health insurance plan
  • Accepted candidates may also be nominated for FSU’s Legacy Fellowship worth $10,000 per year for 3 years

About our Facilities

The Carnaghi Arts Building (CAB) accommodates studio space for three departments in the College of Fine Arts: the Department of Art, the Department of Interior Architecture + Design, and the School of Theatre. This 114,000+ square foot space provides a unique and collaborative learning environment for students in all art disciplines

The Facility For Arts Research (FAR) offers space and specialized equipment for spatial audio, electronics and digital fabrication, including the Small Craft Advisory Press, to researchers, faculty and students as part of a rigorous interdisciplinary investigation into art making

Overview of all facilities

  • MFA gallery [WMC] and three additional project / installation spaces totaling 4000 ft²
  • Individual 235 ft² graduate studios, common spaces and a graduate seminar room
  • Ceramics Labs
  • Computer Labs including a sound and video editing lab
  • Digital Fabrication Lab: laser cutters, 3D printers, CNC milling machine, vinyl cutter, 3D scanner, and electronics bench
  • Photo labs: digital large format, B&W darkroom, and large format negative scanner
  • Painting and Drawing: additional labs for large work
  • Photo shooting studio
  • Printmaking Facilities: including letterpress, screen printing, lithography, etching, book arts
  • Sculpture labs: woodshops, metal fabrication shops, foundry, including MFA specific shops

Additional Information:

Featured artwork by Kiley Brandt

We encourage you to visit our program! Please direct questions to our Graduate Advisor & Coordinator, Tenee’ Hart (

Florida State University
530 W Call Street
P.O. Box 3061150
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1150